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Thu Aug 14

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katiewa replied to the Teachers board. 5:21 PM

Re: As the new school year starts

Thanks for the links!!

I am going to be teaching an SAT/ACT test prep class at our high school this fall. One of the big messages I want to get across to both students and their parents is the whole "work harder" concept. I'm going [more]

Wed Aug 13

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katiewa replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 1:58 PM

Re: How long is it okay...

Is this even a legal apartment?

Probably grandfathered in at some point in the past. Up until quite recently (last 5-10 years), there was little oversight on anything housing related.

However, I am planning a visit to the [more]

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katiewa replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 1:54 PM

Re: How long is it okay...

I agree that there will probably always be a market for very inexpensive housing, regardless of quality. However, quality is critical for me--not necessarily expensive finishes, but solid, functional construction. With a new basement apartment and a [more]

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katiewa posted to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 11:10 AM

How long is it okay...

...to be a slumlord?

Looked at a potential investment property yesterday--100 years old (craftsman cottage style), brick exterior in good to excellent condition, nice sized yard, original woodwork and windows upstairs, basement unit added at [more]

Thu Aug 7

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katiewa replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 5:52 PM

Re: Let's Try Again: Local Market Update

Locally (SE Idaho) our economy is growing. Business are struggling to keep employees, in part because by driving across the mountain to Jackson Hole, workers can make considerably more. Most of our businesses are still service industry, so [more]

Mon Aug 4

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katiewa posted to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 9:17 PM

How good is your realtor?

Nine months ago we selected a realtor. She said that, in addition to finishing up all the little stuff, we needed to update the 1960’s-era kitchen in order to be able to sell the house (not to get a better price). Decided to take her [more]

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katiewa posted to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 7:36 PM

Another attempt to change topics....

Carlsbad, NM, has gone from about 28K people to 55K people in about 4 years. The local KOA charges somewhere between $600 and $800 per month to park your trailer. Hotels are charging $200-$400 per night for a standard room. People who have vacant [more]

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katiewa posted to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 3:52 PM

Just for something different...

While we were on our last trip to New Mexico to finish the backsplash on the new kitchen, we sold the house. Signed the papers with our realtor and the agreed-upon offer (full-price) at the same time, in the not-completely-finished kitchen. Our [more]

Thu Jul 17

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katiewa replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:45 AM

Re: Where to invest next?

As a parent with, as of this fall, 2 kids in college (one out-of-state, one out-of-country), you probably need to beef up your 529 plans. Non-need-based scholarships are largely (not entirely) a thing of the past, and I would hazard a guess that you [more]

Tue Jul 15

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:29 PM

Re: Broken Sewer pipe?

I thought the tree guys had agreed to send the camera through the pipe? Take a bunch of pictures, document everything, and be prepared to send a complaint packet in to whomever regulates tree removal folks in your state. Should be able to find [more]

Sun Jul 6

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katiewa replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:04 PM

Re: 'American Dream' possible for only Top 12% o

I just wish my flip phone would flip a bit more like a communicator! Opening it one-handed is a pain.

Kathleen

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